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What is the Meaning of the Infinity Symbol?

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The infinity symbol has become an incredibly popular design for jewelry, tattoos and artwork around the world. So, what is the meaning of the infinity sign? Whether you have an infinity necklace or bracelet, tattoo or painting, you are in possession of infinity symbolism, which is special and powerful.

To understand this infinity symbol, it's important to understand the origin and PURPOSE of the infinity symbol. Since the 17th century, the infinity symbol has gained many different significant meanings.

The Beginning

The infinity symbol started out as nothing more than a sideways figure 8. It was seen in several paintings but didn't have any real meaning until the mathematician, John Wallis, gave it significance. In 1655, Wallis used the infinity symbol to denote mathematical infinity, an actual or potential endless quantity of values.

The mathematical meaning is still one use of the symbol today. The symbol is sometimes referred to as a lemniscate, because of its shape.Lemniscate is derived from a Latin word that means "decorated with ribbons," which makes sense as the infinity symbol looks a lot like a pretty bow. The infinity shape has no end or beginning, much like a circle, and it is divided into two halves.


The Infinity Symbol Today

In addition to its use in mathematics, the infinity symbol is used to represent several abstract concepts. The symbol is commonly used as an expression of endless love or hope.

As exciting as math is, the more heartwarming interpretations are responsible for the popularization of the symbol. It can also represent limitless opportunity, and to many it is synonymous with loyalty.

An infinity symbol implies that something will last forever. Many people put infinity symbols on their wedding bands to signify that their never ending love.

Others use it to represent the faith they have in God, as the symbol is not specific to one religion. If you bought an infinity necklace for a friend, it could indicate that your friendship will never end.

Some say the infinity symbol is divided into two sections and represents two individuals, elements, or two different aspects of an individual. This makes it a great gift for couples, or people going through a time of introspection.

The shape has no beginning or end, and can be imagined as either a bent circle or two separate but connected teardrop shapes.


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The PURPOSE of Infinity Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings

In the case of our jewelry, the infinity symbol denotes the limitless futuresofwomen escaping from human trafficking. The Infinity Necklace aligns with all of PURPOSE Jewelry’s motives and embodies true hope and opportunity.

The infinity symbol represents much more than a numerical value. An Infinity Jewelry piece is beautiful wearable art that reminds all of us that our lives are not over, and that anything is possible. Our Infinity Necklace is an ethically handcrafted necklace that is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and can bring meaning and value to anyone who wears it as well as to the women who made it. 

The beautiful infinity necklace is 18" long and is available in gold, silver, or rose gold. It features a beautiful infinity symbol that shines. We love pairing the necklace with our Infinity Braceletand our Infinity Ring.  Shop our entire Infinity Collection here

The Infinity Collection is a perfect way to treat yourself or purchase for a friend or loved one. It is a never-ending symbol of hope

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